Controversy Arises Over Language Choice in Tripura Board Examinations
In a recent development, students appearing for the board examinations under the Tripura Board of Secondary Education have been given the option to answer questions in either Roman or Bengali script. This decision, which echoes a previous directive by the state government, has sparked a debate within political circles.
During a press conference held on Monday at the Secretariat, Tourism Minister Sushanta Chowdhury addressed concerns raised by a student organization affiliated with a political party regarding the use of the Roman script. He emphasized the state government’s commitment to respecting every language and ensuring equal treatment for all. However, he also underscored the fundamental democratic right of any party to call for a boycott, although he cautioned against viewing a boycott as a solution, as it only exacerbates issues rather than resolving them. Consequently, an appeal has been made to the state government by the concerned student organization affiliated with a political party to reconsider the boycott.
Minister Sushanta Chowdhury further revealed that over the past few years, it has been observed that the number of students opting for the Roman script in the examinations conducted by the Tripura Board of Secondary Education has remained below two percent. In light of this, he has already sent a letter to the Chairman of the TBSE seeking a solution to this problem.
The press conference was attended by officials from the Department of Education, including Secretary Rabal Hemendra Kumar, along with representatives from various educational institutions.
This development underscores the state government’s efforts to find a resolution to the issue at hand, ensuring that the interests of all students are duly considered and addressed.